Early Literacy Resources for the First 5 Years

Child reading with grandparent

Children's brains are more active than adult brains in the very early years.

The Early Words 5 top tips give help with:

Early Words aims to help families build the basic skills that children need for reading and writing, right from birth.

Developed for Western Sydney families and all who support them. If you are from further afield, welcome. There’s plenty here for everyone.

What’s new?

Grandad Reading

Early Words is going online! Find out:

And more!

Our free videos about early literacy for 3-5 year olds will help answer your questions.

Find out more here

WatchEarlyWords channel

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Resources for your child

On this website you can find out what other Early Words resources are available, further ideas, local and international resources.

More children's activities and links coming soon. Keep updated through our newsletter "The Early Word"

If you would like to know how to choose the best books for any particular age, click here.

Children enjoy watching other children in the videos too.